The Counterintelligence (CI) Awareness Program's purpose is to make DoD and Industry Security personnel aware of their responsibility to report unusual activities or behaviors. The CI Awareness Program also helps identify various threats from foreign intelligence entities, other illicit collectors of US defense information, and/or terrorists. If you are new to security, we suggest you review the training products in the order listed below to develop a foundation in CI awareness concepts and principles. After review of these training products, additional training is available on this webpage to expand your knowledge and skills.

  1. CI Awareness and Security Brief CI112.16
  2. Foreign Collection Methods: Indicators and Countermeasures (Job Aid) PDF icon
  3. Counterintelligence Awareness Video

eLearning Courses

Internet-based, self-paced training courses


Series of related eLearning courses that highlight a concentrated area of study

Job Aids

Provide guidance and information to perform various security tasks and responsibilities

Case Studies

An analyzed account of a real-world security activity, event, or threat

Security Awareness Games

Fun ways to encourage security awareness at your organization

Security Training Videos

View important principles and tasks; about 5-10 minutes

Security Shorts

Twenty minutes or less self-paced eLearning course focused on critical topics, tasks, or processes with no assessments

Speaker Series

Live, interactive interviews with knowledgeable, respected leaders in the security community


Live, interactive presentations presented by instructors


Central repository of resources by security role or content

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.